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Early Voting

Saturday, April 03, 2021
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Early voting for April 6th Spring Election
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Online Peeps Diorama Contest

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Cary Area Public Library
Participate in our seventh annual peeps diorama contest! This year our contest will take place online. Create your own peeps world inside a shoe box, photograph it, and submit it to the library. We will post entries on our social media pages for everyone to vote on. Winners in Family, Kids (grades 5 and under), Teen (grades 6-12), and Adult categories will receive a prize. Enter by yourself or as a group! Check our website for rules and inspiration!

Entry Submission: starting March 22, ending March 28
Voting Starts: March 29-April 1
Winner Announced: April 2

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Business Connect with SCORE

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Do you need help starting or growing your business?   Want to network and share your business ideas, challenges, what's working & what is not! Meet other local entrepreneurs and learn from each other! Join our discussion group facilitated by Fox Valley SCORE.

The idea is to have and open semi-structured discussion and to hear and answer your questions. Everyone has experiences that could benefit others and we hope you are available to share these with your peers.
 
Our first meeting will feature discussing a Business Canvas Model ( your business plan simplified)


Facilitated by:
Norma Huff
Fox Valley SCORE Certified Mentor
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Great Decisions [via Zoom]

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom

Exchange ideas in an online discussion about the foreign policy issues facing America today in this monthly discussion led by Professor Gary Midkiff. Participants must purchase a briefing book and read a chapter prior to each meeting. This is an eight month series that will begin in February. One nice aspect of this program is that each chapter stands by itself so you can join the group at any time. Briefing Book $15.00. No refunds.


This month:

Chapter 2: Persian Gulf Security


Registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to join the event via Zoom.


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Take & Investigate: Tug-of-War Friction Activity

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Stick two magazines together without using any glue.

This is a deluxe Take & Make and requires registration.

*Supplies ready for pickup Friday, March 5th, starting at 9am, and must be picked up by Wednesday, March10th, by closing.*
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Finding the Hidden on FamilySearch [via Zoom]

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Join Cary librarian Nancy Gaynor as she points out some of the hidden resources on FamilySearch. You will need a free account to make use of all her hints. Appropriate for all skill levels. 

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Geckos [On Demand]

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
YouTube
Using model magic students will make a small colorful lizard known as a Gecko. What will make your gecko unique – spots, stripes, or texture? Registrants will be contacted by email about picking up supplies. 

Check back here on 3/8  for the YouTube link for this program. 
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Streaming Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Facebook Live
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. 

*Program will typically be 15 - 20 minutes*
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Teen Volunteer Board [via Zoom]

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Grades 6-12. Formerly known as Teen Advisory Board, join this fun service club to help with FOCAL book sales, volunteer projects, and help around the library. During our first meeting, we’ll look through campaigns on dosomething.org and choose one to work on as a group. Participants will get volunteer hours for every meeting attended. Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite and password via email.
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Pre-Civil War Quilts: Their Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad [via Zoom]

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Discover the hidden codes and secret messages within family stories of 18 colorful, beautifully hand-crafted quilts that tell the significance to helping slaves escape on the Underground Railroad in this multi-media historical presentation.
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Library Board Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room South
Monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Cary Area Public Library District.
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Yay! YA Book Bags

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
On the second Friday of each month, get a themed goodie bag filled with a surprise book to check out, an activity, and bonus items. At the end of the month, keep the activity and return the book! Participants will be emailed after sign-up with a survey about their reading preferences and again when their bags are ready to be picked up. This program is for Cary card holders only.
*Supplies ready for pickup Friday, March 12th starting at 10am, and must be picked up by Wednesday, March 17th by closing.* 

This month: 
Out of this World. Get a space themed book along with supplies to make galaxy slime and some space themed goodies.

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Free ACT or SAT Practice Test

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
*You do not have to come to the library to take the test* 

Take the jitters out of testing and maximize your performance on the SAT or ACT. Take an online practice test under realistic conditions and get a measurement on your performance for free. This practice test is meant for students 9th through 12 graders and advanced 8th graders. Students will want to have a scientific calculator for the math portion of the test that indicates using a calculator. Test provider: C2 in Vernon Hills.

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Spring Bingo

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
This year we will play Spring Bingo at home. If you get a bingo, you can win prizes for your family.  Enter your total group number with one person’s name to represent the family.  Limited to 9 families.

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Ice Cream Sundae Delight [On Demand]

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
YouTube
Combining science with cooking, we’ll make ice cream sundaes! But we’ll make our bowls out of  candy melts and the whipped cream topping will be used first in a fun science challenge!

Registrants will be contacted about picking up supplies

Click here on 3/15 for the YouTube link for this program.

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Management Team Meeting

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Meeting Room
Management Team meeting
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Streaming Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Facebook Live
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. 

*Program will typically be 15 - 20 minutes*
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Books on Tap [via Zoom]

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Talk shop about books with others in their 20’s and 30’s. Each meeting we discuss a title chosen by the group. If you’re interested in joining or to find out the current title, please email roberhauser@caryarealibrary.info. We will meet on Zoom until in person programming resumes.
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Celebrate Earth Hour: Plan a Fun Lights-out Night

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Join millions around the world on Saturday, March 27th, from 8:30-9:30pm, and disconnect from electricity for an hour. Registrants will be contacted to pick up a kit full of fun ideas, crafts, and items to celebrate while conserving energy, and reconnecting with each other.

This is a deluxe Take & Make and requires registration.

*Supplies ready for pickup Thursday, March 18th, starting at 9am, and must be picked up by Tuesday, March 23rd, by closing.*
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Bullet Journaling 101 [via Zoom]

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Explore the basics of the Bullet Journal® method with Colette Shelby. Learn what a bullet journal is, what supplies you’ll need, and walk through the basic steps to get your journal started.
We will provide a start up kit, including the journal.
Registrants will be contacted via email about picking up supplies.

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FIRST Ladies: Women in the Workforce Panel Discussion [via Zoom]

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Join us for a remote panel all female discussion for ages 12 and up.  This panel discussion will include talks on confidence, how to negotiate at a job, negotiating salary, and many questions you may have about being in the workforce now or in the future. Women from many different disciplines, including some in STEM fields, will be speakers. This event is sponsored by the FIRST Ladies of Golden Ratio Robotics.  Registration required by March 18th. Zoom links will be sent out by email on March 19th.
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Dungeons and Dragons for Returning Players [via Zoom]

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Grades 6 -12. Continue your campaign in the Saltmarsh! This D&D adventuring group is for players who have already participated in D&D at the library, new players should sign up for the New Players session. For information on rules and game play visit http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules . We will play on Zoom until in person programming resumes. Limit 6.
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Dungeons and Dragons for New Players [via Zoom]

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cary Area Public Library
Zoom
Grades 6-12. Join a D&D Adventuring Group! Rules taught to beginners, and experienced players are also welcome. Pre-generated characters and all supplies provided, just bring your imagination! Cooperative play emphasized, so come and help your group succeed! For information on rules and game play visit http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules . Limit 6.

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Bathtime Cupcake Sensory Science

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Cupcakes...in the bathtub? Yes! Whether you child loves or hates bath time, this fun sensory science activity will be a hit with everyone! We will test if wet or dry sponges float in cupcake liners. Top them off with bath foam, and you have cupcakes you can clean yourself with! 

This is a deluxe Take & Make and requires registration.

*Supplies ready for pickup Monday, March 22nd, starting at 9am, and must be picked up by Saturday, March 27th, by closing.*

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Streaming Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cary Area Public Library
Facebook Live
Join us virtually on Facebook Live for stories, music, and more with Miss Rose and Miss Amy! For children birth to age 6 with their adult caregiver. 

*Program will typically be 15 - 20 minutes*
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